Building Boston's skyline
Prudential Tower"Tracks removed from Boston & Albany's Back Bay yards mark first tangible step in construction of multimillion-dollar Prudential Center," noted the caption that ran in The Boston Globe.
The site pictured is where the new tower would eventually be built. The Back Bay's dominating feature of the skyline at the time? The Old John Hancock Building, also known as the Berkeley Building, which is pictured at the left of this photo.
Picture taken before 1964